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Gillette: A Top Workplace In Tough Times

Posted On: 06/20/2010

Here at Gillette, our employees frequently tell us how proud they are to work at an organization dedicated to not just excellence in patient care, but a positive and rewarding environment for staff, too. Our high employee satisfaction and low turnover rates validate the great things they’re telling us.

Yesterday, we received some exciting news — news so many Gillette employees have known for years — and we’re excited to share it with our friends and followers. The Star Tribune has ranked Gillette among its Top 100 Workplaces in the Twin Cities!  More specifically, we’re ranked third in the Private/Nonprofit sub-group.

So how did the Star Tribune decide the rankings for its first-ever workplace survey? First, employees took a confidential survey and gave feedback on things like job satisfaction, working environment, and interaction with management. Results were decided based on employee responses and size of the organization. Click here to read the Star Tribune’s article — and see below for a sample of what our employees said about working at Gillette.

Thank you to ALL of our employees for making Gillette an amazing place for our patients, families and staff. We appreciate you!

Here are some of the things our employees shared in their survey responses:

“There is such a long-standing history of employees staying on for many years- that speaks highly of how well we are treated and how we love what we are doing.”

“Working with children with disabilities has made my journey in life a very pleasant one, knowing that part of my life’s reward is seeing a smile on a child’s face. That is just priceless.”

“I am able to work within a team of specialists and provide nursing support and gain valuable knowledge each time I work with these patients.”

“I enjoy the people I work with – I enjoy doing my job, I also feel fulfilled when I can be helpful to others. I do enjoy learning more.”


Comments

I am amazed that I get paid for doing what I absolutely LOVE!  It is a joy to work cooperatively with such great families and Gillette team in the Gillette Outreach program.  Families are so appreciative for the service we can provide their child/loved one in their area.  Familes often comment that they may not have gotten as regularly as they needed without us being able to come to their remote areas.  The relief and smiles on their face is my reward.  My patients amaze me with their abilities smile We work together to make things happen.  My co-workers are fabulous, excellently skilled professionals and we all work so well together in an enriching cooperative environment.  We get the job done with a smile on our face.  We may be tiired, but it is always a GOOD tired at the end of the day.  I am continually enriched with excellent learning opportunities.  What more can I say?  I am truly honored to work at Gillette and will be with Gillette forever… Nothing better!

By Joni Parker, RN on 06/22/2010